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  • They walked the mile that spread sexual assault awareness in downtown Fairbanks

    Apr 30, 2014

    A swarm of men in stilettos was reported to be circling the downtown Fairbank's Sadler's parking lot April 26, 2014, but there was no danger. This was not a malicious attack. These high-heeled men had a higher purpose - to spread the awareness of sexual violence.

  • Angkor Sentinel 2014 kicks off with opening ceremony

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. and Cambodian forces attended the opening ceremony at Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, April 20, 2014, for Angkor Sentinel 2014, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Army and sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Leading scholar supports U.S. troops in Korea

    Apr 29, 2014

    During the Korean War, a young South Korean boy walked a mile to school every day inside the last defensive perimeter between enemy forces and United Nations Command troops.

  • South Korea, U.S. leaders discuss integrating women into field artillery

    Apr 29, 2014

    Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, visited the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School in Jangsung, South Korea, April 1, 2014, to discuss integrating women into the field artillery career field.

  • Eighth Army leaders visit Incheon landing sites

    Apr 28, 2014

    Leaders from the top U.S. Army formation in Korea visited the sites of the amphibious operation that turned the tide of the Korean War, 63 years ago.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts SHARP Stand Down

    Apr 28, 2014

    1st Signal Brigade hosted its first ever Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) Stand Down April 18 at Yongsan's Multi-Purpose Training Facility to conduct annual training and promote sexual assault awareness.

  • Friendship week strengthens ROK/U.S. alliance

    Apr 28, 2014

    The USAG Yongsan Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization & Security, in coordination with USAG Yongsan Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Republic of Korea Army Support Group, Community Relations Office and Area II Tenant Units, put together a successful Korean Augmentation to the United States Army/U.S. Soldier Friendship Week during the week of 14-16 April 2014.

  • Lancers, 7 ID stand united against sexual assault

    Apr 28, 2014

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- This month the 7th Infantry Division will race to gain ground in the fight against sexual assault. To raise awareness, 7th ID will host a sexual assault awareness run, April 29, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • First Person: Battalion commander shares views on Alaska disaster exercise

    Apr 28, 2014

  • Tripler leaders set sights on new strategy

    Apr 28, 2014

    Department heads from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) gathered on April 23, 2014 for a daylong strategic planning workshop with the goal of finalizing the hospital's roadmap.

  • ANZAC forces honored during memorial service

    Apr 28, 2014

    The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day Memorial Service was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific April 25, to honor the service and sacrifice of the ANZAC forces during World War I.

  • The Crucible: warriors bring the Thunder

    Apr 28, 2014

  • Army's top communicator visits Korea's combined military headquarters

    Apr 27, 2014

    Following his tour of the USAG Humphreys construction project, the Army's Chief Information Officer, joined by Eighth Army's G-6, continued south to Gyeryong to the Republic of Korea Army, Navy, Air Force Headquarters near Daejeon to meet with the chief and deputy chief of the ROK Army Office of Information Planning. Maj. Gen. Shin Dong-man, chief of the ROK Army Office of Information Planning, had previously met with Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Army CIO/G-6, in Wash., D.C., in February after Ferrell's first month as the G-6. General Ferrell was happy to return the favor and also meet Shin's deputy Brig. Gen Cho In-hee and senior staff members.

  • Two cultures build long lasting friendships

    Apr 24, 2014

    U. S. Army Garrison Humphreys hosted the KATUSA/ U.S. Soldier Friendship Week. KUSFW is intended to promote friendship and cross-cultural awareness. Soldiers throughout the Brigade participated in the week-long event April 14-17.

  • Arnn Elementary students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- "Keep our Earth clean" was the theme during the Earth Day Celebration, held at Arnn Elementary School on April 23 inside the Arnn cafeteria, here.

  • Camp Zama's community members share "Aloha"

    Apr 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- Nineteen volunteers from the Camp Zama community traveled nearly 300 miles to Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture on April 19 to host a Hawaiian party called "luau" for the local residents, who survived the Great East Japan earthquake, here.

  • Signal brigade hosts self-defense course for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 23, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) team hosted a self-defense course at Yongsan's Trent Warrior Fitness Facility April 14-18.

  • 19th ESC competes for Army's Top Dining Facility title

    Apr 22, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, SOUTH KOREA-- The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's Mountain Inn dining facility competed for the Army's Top Dining Facility title during the 46th annual Philip A. Connelly competition April 11, here, at Camp Walker.

  • Battle against sexual assault begins at top

    Apr 22, 2014

    Measures to battle the "insidious" crime of sexual assault must start at the top, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today during a visit to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network to meet with the staff and receive a briefing on the Safe Helpline set up three years ago for sexual assault victims in the Defense Department.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) focuses on important topics during family fun run, walk

    Apr 22, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) raised awareness of the Health Promotion and Risk Reduction/ Suicide team, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program, and the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General's performance triad with a Family fun run, walk on Fort Shafter, April 12, 2014. This event was a fun way to inform Soldiers and Family members about Army programs and resources available to them.

  • USARPAC commander joins Pacific leaders for conference in Malaysia

    Apr 22, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General joined Pacific leaders at the second annual 2014 Defense Services Asia Exhibition and Conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 14 through 17.

  • April is National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month

    Apr 21, 2014

    Across the United States, April is recognized as National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month. The Department of Defense is committed to moving toward a culture free of sexual assault and encourages all members of the military and civilians within the Department to follow the theme: "Live Our Values: Step Up To Stop Sexual Assault."

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers participate in Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the division Best Warrior Competition April 8th on Camp Casey, South Korea. The five-day event includes a day and night land navigation course, a question and answer board, and combat fitness tests set to challenge the Soldiers physically and mentally. All four Soldiers from the 210th FA Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., won the competition.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division attend the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation Signing Ceremony April 9th on Camp Casey, South Korea. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, from Rhode Island, the 2nd Inf. Div. commander, and Lt. Col. Priscella McIver, from Newark, N.J., the Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Program manager for Area 1 and 3 talked about the importance of the program.

  • Gen. Paik Sun-yup Board winners meet the man himself

    Apr 21, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Four Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the senior enlisted advisor for the 2nd Inf. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeong Woo-jin, the Republic of Korea Army Support Group senior enlisted advisor for the 2nd Inf. Div., visit retired Gen. Paik Sun-yup April 15 in Yongsan, South Korea. The four KATUSA Soldiers, who won the Gen. Paik Sun-yup Board March 20, got to meet the Korean War hero and living legend in person.

  • Community volunteers give Tripler Fisher House a fresh look

    Apr 21, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, along with spouse, Lisa Doyle, say thank you to community volunteers who painted Tripler's Fisher House One, a "home away from home" for military families and patients receiving medical care, on Saturday April 19, 2014.

  • Humphreys units participate in KATUSA-US Soldier Week

    Apr 21, 2014

    For the 36th consecutive year, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked, played and ate together, side-by-side, during the 2014 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, April 14-18. The week was first observed in 1977, in an effort to boost morale and strengthen the mutual relationship between U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers by conducting various friendship events and cultural exchanges between both nations. Ultimately, this event seeks to strengthen the ROK-US relationship and cooperative spirit through various sports events, where Soldiers of both nations participate.

  • Army, Marines train with South Korean Army to improve fire-support operations

    Apr 20, 2014

    Field Artillery Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division, U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers conducted a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea, March 24-28, 2014.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) EFMB Graduate: Capt. Micah Sturgeon

    Apr 18, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) is a peacetime badge equivalent to the Combat Medical Badge and is a prestigious honor for Soldiers in the medical services profession. In order to earn this badge, participants have to successfully attend a one-week standardization phase, where the candidates complete a walkthrough of the course allowing them to ask questions of the staff, and one-week of testing. The testing phase includes three lanes consisting of multiple subtasks focusing on field medical care, proper radio communications, nuclear biological and chemical (NBC) knowledge, day and night land navigation, a written test, and a 12-mile ruck march. Capt. Micah Sturgeon, the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Human Resources Operations Officer and a Health Services officer, decided he was ready for the challenge during the U.S. Army-Hawaii EFMB testing, Mar. 31-Apr. 11, 2014.

  • 25th Infantry Division team wins Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 17, 2014

    For the first time since 1995, a team representing the 25th Infantry Division took home top honors at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014.

  • Sexual assault survivor speaks at Tripler observance

    Apr 17, 2014

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held a Sexual Assault Awareness Month observance at Kyser Auditorium on April 1, 2014 to bring awareness to what Army leaders say is the enemy within the ranks.

  • Dirty Jobs: Flight Medic

    Apr 17, 2014

    Sgt. Lisa A. Rodriguez, a flight medic, stationed in South Korea is one of those people. She serves her fellow Soldiers in need on the battlefield and at home. Similar to her civilian counterparts, Rodriguez utilizes a helicopter to treat and transport the injured. In her case, she is part of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew. This aircraft is equipped with special crew and equipment ready to carry out rapid medical responses.

  • U.S Marines and Republic of Korea Completes Air Assault Mission

    Apr 17, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade assisted the ROK and United States Marines in completing an air assault mission, March 13, 2014, at a multi-purpose range complex in Northern South Korean.

  • AMC Commander travels to Pacific, emphasizes AMC's role

    Apr 16, 2014

    As the Army shifts its focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Army Materiel Command assets there continue to support commanders and warfighters. During a recent nine day visit to installations across the Pacific Command area of operations, AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via visited local National, Defense, Army and AMC organizations in Korea, Hawaii and Washington.

  • Sustainment drill develops strategic understanding, relationships

    Apr 16, 2014

    Military logistics leaders and stakeholders from across the Pacific theater met at Pearl Harbor April 11 for an event designed to improve coordination, synchronization and assessment of sustainment requirements for future contingencies in the region.

  • Corps clean water project quenches thirst in Sri Lanka

    Apr 15, 2014

    Imagine walking three miles every day for potable water to complete daily chores. For many Sri Lankan residents this is their reality until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District finishes connecting hundreds of Puttalam households to the town's water supply.

  • Pacific Regional Medical Command leaders pin the newest Expert Field Medical Badge graduates

    Apr 15, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) leaders congratulated ten TAMC medical personnel who completed the 25th Infantry Division Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) course during a graduation ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on April 11, 2014.

  • Signal support at the forefront of second annual LANPAC symposium

    Apr 15, 2014

    Building partnerships throughout the Pacific and supporting the warfighter were topics of discussion during the Association of the U.S. Army's second annual Land Power in the Pacific symposium and exposition at the Sheraton Waikiki, April 8-10.

  • DOD Unveils Improved Sexual Assault Prevention Training

    Apr 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 -- As part of efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault in the military, Defense Department officials today announced improvements to sexual assault prevention and response training for all members of the armed forces and civilian employees.

  • PACOM's lead communicator visits Korea to discuss troop relocation

    Apr 14, 2014

    During her trip to Korea, U.S. Pacific Command's lead communicator, Rear Admiral Nancy A. Norton, visited USAG Humphreys to assess the progress of the construction of the new Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) facilities and infrastructure for the troop movement into USAG Humphreys. Norton was given an aerial overview of the construction zone outside the fence at USAG Humphreys before touring family housing, receiving briefings focused on C4I support of the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Land Partnership Plan

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts walk for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 14, 2014

    As part of the Army's Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted a Walk a Mile in My Shoes event at the Seoul American High School on USAG Yongsan April 10.

  • Humphreys Heroes for April 2014

    Apr 13, 2014

    Dominick Nkefor, assigned to Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and Alex Hernandez, assigned to U.S. Army Confinement Activity--Korea, are the Volunteer Humphreys Heroes for April 2014. They faithfully serve as Volunteer Recreation Aides at the Humphreys Community Activity Center. The valuable assistance they provide includes issuance of games and equipment to authorized patrons, and scheduling the use of video games billiards tables, and table tennis. Dominick and Alex also assist customers with facility and programs information and referral. They also set up the ballroom for functions or events and perform simple in-house maintenance and repair.

  • Yongsan stands together against child abuse

    Apr 13, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, Deputy Commanding General of Sustainment for 8th Army, signed a child abuse prevention proclamation at the School Age Center here, Apr 7.

  • Area II wants you to 'Speak Up!' to prevent sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2014

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month officially began with a solemn ceremony held at South Post Chapel, 31 Mar.

  • Task Force Bayonet holds training exercise in Korea

    Apr 11, 2014

    Task Force Bayonet conducted a combined live fire exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korean near the world's most heavily guarded border, April 11, 2014.

  • USARPAC Sexual Assault Awareness Month Message

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Army is committed to the health, safety and well-being of our Soldiers, Families, and Civilian teammates. To emphasize this commitment, the Army and U.S. Army Pacific will observe the National campaign of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) during April 2014.

  • 552nd MP Co. ensuring PSD ready to go

    Apr 10, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A personal security detachment team, most commonly referred to as a PSD, has the awesome responsibility of protecting, escorting, and navigating battlefield leaders safely across the battlefield.

  • U.S. land forces, regional partners return for second LANPAC symposium and exposition

    Apr 9, 2014

    HONOLULU--The Association of the U.S. Army sponsored the second annual Land Power in the Pacific symposium and exposition at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, April 8-10.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2014

    Apr 9, 2014

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with Junior ROTC cadets to clean up Waikiki Beach April 5 as part of Earth Month 2014.

  • Leisure - Steel team runs Seoul International Marathon

    Apr 9, 2014

  • Talon Café aims to please Soldiers' palette

    Apr 9, 2014

    Leaders from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Talon Café hosted a council meeting at the DFAC on March 21, 2014, in order to give 2nd CAB Soldiers a chance to have their feedback heard.

  • 8th TSC hosts USARPAC retention training

    Apr 9, 2014

    Nearly 140 Soldiers from commands across Hawaii and Japan graduated from the annual United States Army Pacific Command's Mobile Retention Training, April 4, hosted by the 8th TSC at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Champoux: Alliance serves as 'insurance policy'

    Apr 8, 2014

    The top U.S. Army commander in South Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance serves as an "insurance policy" for the global economy by maintaining stability in Northeast Asia.

  • 8th MPs celebrate Women's History Month with 5K run; raise awareness of domestic violence

    Apr 8, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. They have served our country with valor, from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan. During Women's History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the women who have made our country what it is today," - a passage from President Barack Obama's March proclamation of Women's History Month, 2014.

  • Month of the Military Child: Youth attempt a world record

    Apr 8, 2014

    Move over Richard Simmons and "Sweating to the Oldies."

  • Camp Zama "kicks off" Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 8, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 9, 2014) -- The "Take Back the Night" barbecue, an event to kick-off the month that promotes sexual assault awareness throughout the Army, was held by the U.S. Army Japan Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention team at the Camp Zama Youth Center on April 4, here.

  • Masters of Fitness

    Apr 7, 2014

    On March 19, leaders from the 2nd Infantry Division began arriving at the Schoonover Bowl, which is a sports stadium located on Camp Casey, South Korea. It was a show of commitment and focus as they prepared to take a difficult physical readiness test -- another step on the path to becoming a Master Fitness Trainer. The test involved pushups, sit-ups and running, which would determine their ability to attend the Eighth U.S. Army Master Fitness Trainer Course given by a mobile training team from the U.S.

  • Soldiers compete in the Thunder Crucible

    Apr 7, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 125 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held April 3-4 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The two-day Thunder Crucible event was designed to test Soldier�'s mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, a foot march, written tests on Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, urban orienteering, and a surprise paintball event. The Thunder Crucible was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • Event celebrates women of 'character, courage and commitment'

    Apr 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Soldiers, civilians and family members joined together in the Community Activity Center here, March 19, to celebrate Women's History Month.

  • Air Traffic Controllers cited as tops in their career field

    Apr 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Spc. Karl D. Gordwin Jr. and Staff Sgt. Monica Y. Willard, both assigned to the 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion as air traffic controllers in the A-511 Tower, were recently honored by the Army Aviation Association of America for the outstanding work they do each day. Willard was named the 2013 Air Traffic Controller of the Year during the association?'s annual functional awards dinner, held at Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 5. Gordwin received the same award from the AAAA Morning Calm Chapter.

  • 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) determines the best 'Snake Eyes'

    Apr 4, 2014

    Six soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment), participated in a two-day Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition Feb. 19 and 21. The competition was designed to enhance specific skill sets as well as increase proficiency at various levels.

  • 58th MP prepare for joint mission

    Apr 4, 2014

    Through the billowing smoke of a downed aircraft, Soldiers of the 58th Military Police Company drag the bodies of casualties to a collection point to be evaluated and evacuated. Over the chaos, the sound of orders being shouted is heard and the sequential execution of a commander's guidance is evident.

  • Pre-deployment prayers and pancakes

    Apr 4, 2014

    Prayers and pancakes were plentiful among the Soldiers and families of the 45th Sustainment Brigade during a prayer breakfast, April 2, at Leleihua Golf Course, Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • Maintenance Company completes Afghanistan mission

    Apr 3, 2014

    More than 100 Soldiers from the 536th Support Maintenance Company reunited with their families here today following a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Eighth Army strengthens small unit tactics training

    Apr 2, 2014

    The Eighth Army command sergeant major initiated a program to strengthen small unit tactics training for American Soldiers in South Korea.

  • Japanese students tour Camp Zama Chapel, meet USAGJ chaplain

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 2, 2014) -- Nine students and nine staff members from the Japanese Christian Student Association toured the Camp Zama Chapel on March 24 and met two U.S. Army Garrison Japan chaplains during a recent visit to the installation, here.

  • Historical THAAD Battery in Guam Transfers Authority to its Sister Unit

    Apr 2, 2014

    Task Force Talon marks another historical milestone as its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery completes its mission and transfers authority to one of its sister THAAD units already on the ground in Guam, Apr. 1.

  • Vet remembers Alaska's great quake of '64

    Apr 2, 2014

    Friday evening at the post officers' club was a great way for Army officers to shake off pressure from a full week of training, but on the evening of March 27, 1964, the earth did a little pressure shaking of its own.

  • 8th TSC honors four centuries of combined service

    Apr 2, 2014

    The skies over Schofield Barracks wept aloha showers as the 8th Theater Sustainment Command family celebrated 423 years of combined military service and bid farewell to 16 retiring Soldiers, Thursday on Hamilton Field.

  • Stryker Soldiers Participate in Alaska Shield

    Apr 2, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, April 2 -- The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division demonstrated its ability to provide assistance to state and local emergency agencies in Alaska during the state-wide emergency response exercise, Alaska Shield, this week.

  • Troopers organize USARAK Winter Games

    Apr 2, 2014

    When U.S. Army Alaska needed a unit to carry out a unique and uncharted mission, the brigade commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division called on the troopers of the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. The mission was to develop, plan, resource, and execute the inaugural U.S. Army Alaska Winter Games at Fort Wainwright, Alaska from March 9-13, 2014.

  • Signal Company FTX works to improve skills for Korea-wide exercises

    Apr 1, 2014

    Recently Charlie Company, from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, conducted a Field Training Exercise at the Camp Humphrey Training Area, in South Korea. We wanted to create a company FTX which was challenging, focused on core signal competencies while validating company support elements ensuring a 'Fight Tonight' posture...

  • HRC Road Show Comes to Korea

    Apr 1, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command along with his top leaders, traveled almost 7,000 miles from their home base at Fort Knox, Ky. to spread an important message during a mission dubbed the "HRC Road Show."

  • Presidential Proclamation -- National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2014

    Apr 1, 2014

    Every April, our Nation comes together to renew our stand against a crime that affronts our basic decency and humanity. Sexual assault threatens every community in America, and we all have a role to play in protecting those we love most -- our mothers and fathers, our husbands and wives, our daughters and sons. During National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we recommit to ending the outrage of sexual assault, giving survivors the support they need to heal, and building a culture that never tolerates sexual violence.

  • Regional Cyber Center-Korea secures, defends Army networks

    Mar 31, 2014

    Korea Theater Network Operations Security Center and Regional Computer Emergency Response Teams-Korea officially merged late last year to become the 6th Regional Cyber Center-Korea. The merger enables the 6th RCC-K to secure and defend the U.S. Army network against cyber attacks while providing network availability and quality of service to our customers across the Korean peninsula...

  • HI Medal of Honor presented to families of fallen warriors

    Mar 31, 2014

    In a special joint session of the Hawaii State Senate and the Hawaii House of Representatives, the legislature gathered, Tuesday, to present the Hawaii Medal of Honor (HMOH) to the families of Hawaii's fallen war heroes.

  • Interoperability improves units' fire support operations

    Mar 28, 2014

    CHEORWON, South Korea -- The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division joined U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers for a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea March 24-28.

  • New Fort Wainwright Self Defense Class for Soldiers and Spouses

    Mar 28, 2014

    Soldiers and Spouses at Fort Wainwright, Alaska can now find the fitness, confidence and skill to defend themselves against would-be attackers. Instructors with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Combatives Center hold a free self defense class three nights a week for those needing the emotional and physical fitness to protect themselves. The class covers a diverse range of skills that increase your overall fitness and know-how so that the students are able to defend themselves.

  • Local garrisons take it 'to the paint'

    Mar 27, 2014

    Servicemembers on teams from each of the U.S. Army garrisons in Korea competed during a basketball tournament at Camp Humphreys, March 15-16.

  • What a day for a Knight jump!

    Mar 27, 2014

    They took to the sky together for the last time on the first day of spring. A beautiful sun splashed sky lay ahead as the father and son ascended several thousand feet into the air, taking in the vast beauty of the untouched wilderness and mountainous terrain of Alaska. They could see Mount McKinley to the north as they made their way to the storied Geronimo Drop Zone nestled high above in the undulating terrain of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army: Regional Alignment

    Mar 27, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen Ray Odierno discusses maintaining stability in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Soldiers collect more than 4,800 food items for Fairbanks

    Mar 27, 2014

    Soldiers of 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment reached out to the Fairbanks community with the annual 5-1 Cavalry Blackhawks Food Drive, collecting more than 4,800 food items and donating them to the Fairbanks community March 3.

  • McKiernan meets Korean War legend in Seoul

    Mar 26, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commander for operations met a Korean War legend and honorary Eighth Army commanding general in Seoul, South Korea, March 25, 2014.

  • Area II HAZMART offers free services: How can the HAZMART help you? (Part 1 of a 2 part series)

    Mar 25, 2014

    The Yongsan Hazardous Material Control Center offers many programs to help the community deal with hazardous waste and materials. To utilize it efficiently, it is essential for the community to understand the process.

  • AREA II Volunteer of the Quarter recognized at ACS

    Mar 25, 2014

    Cpt. Krista Z. McBayne, Volunteer of the Quarter, was recognized for her service to the community during a ceremony held for her and other volunteer nominees at the Army Community Services building, Mar 11.

  • U.S. Army leaders discuss transformation in Korea

    Mar 25, 2014

    U.S. Army leaders are gathering to discuss transformation in South Korea, March 25-27, 2014.

  • 19th ESC celebrates 21st annual Korean American Friendship Circle

    Mar 25, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea--As part of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's 21st annual Korean American Friendship Circle, Soldiers, Families, student's, and sponsors came together March 15, at USAG Daegu's Evergreen Community Center, here, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

  • Tripler leaders sign sexual assault awareness month proclamation

    Mar 25, 2014

    Leaders from Tripler Army Medical Center show their support for Sexual Harassment, Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) with a proclamation.

  • Industry Day held for Army relocation project

    Mar 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems and Rock Island Contracting Command hosted representatives from companies bidding to build the communications infrastructure for the Army Corps of Engineers Far East District's largest construction project since the Panama Canal. The companies that attended Industry Day, an informational brief and tour included: AT&T, Avaya, BAE Systems, Blackbox, EPS, General Dynamics, LGS, Northrop Grumman, SAIC and Siemens; all hoping to get a better idea of the scope of the project they hoped to acquire for their company.

  • Signal Companies teach new Soldiers tech facility inspection

    Mar 24, 2014

    Working together, 30 Soldiers from 362nd and 552nd Signal Companies, 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, conducted tech facility inspection training as part of the Battalion's week-long, post-Key Resolve White Week Training program on Mar. 13, in Uijeongbu, South Korea. During the tech facility inspection training, Soldiers learned to prepare for formal inspections they would receive during a Staff Assistance Visit; teaching and training personnel on goals and standards of the Army inspection policy for tech control units.

  • 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade performs deck landing on USS Lake Erie

    Mar 22, 2014

    A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, flies to perform a difficult deck landing on the Pearl Harbor-based Aegis cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) as part of the a final 2014 Foal Eagle exercise in the Yellow Sea, South Korea, March 16, 2014.

  • Shincheon River Clean-up

    Mar 21, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division joined citizens of Dongducheon, South Korea in the annual Shincheon River Clean-up March 21, 2014. U.S. Soldiers and members of the community worked side-by-side to make a positive impact on the environment while continuing to build strong relationships with each other. Brig. Gen. Paul J. Laughlin, 2nd Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for maneuver, and Mayor Oh Sea-chang, Dongducheon city mayor, were the guest speakers for the event. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Signal Battalion undertakes vehicle roll-over training

    Mar 20, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- 30 Soldiers from 41st Signal Battalion's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment convoyed to the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Egress Assistance Trainer facility to incorporate vehicle roll-over training as part of their week-long, post-Key Resolve White Week training program, in Dongducheon, South Korea.

  • South Korean ministry honors late 8th Army commander, son

    Mar 19, 2014

    The South Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs selected a former Eighth Army commander and his U.S. Air Force pilot son as the Korean War heroes of the month, for March 2014.

  • Signal Soldiers improve warrior skills with IED training

    Mar 18, 2014

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, conducted mounted and dismounted training to practice reacting to improvised explosive devices at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex near the Korean Demilitarized Zone March 12.

  • 196th Infantry Brigade Conducts JPMRC Small Unit Assessment

    Mar 18, 2014

    The 196th Infantry Brigade (Training Support) took another important step towards validating the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC) concept March 7 to 9 by conducting the first live test of the JPMRC Instrumentation System (JPMRC-IS) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Army mariners conduct live-fire gunnery exercise at sea

    Mar 17, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - In the early morning, March 14, well before sunrise, silhouettes of Soldiers can be seen gathering and moving with a sense of purpose in preparation of a much anticipated live-fire gunnery exercise.

  • EFMP, Navigators help solve IEP puzzle

    Mar 17, 2014

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